Eurobarometer Surveys Used In Our Project

Description of surveys and questionnaire items used.

Harmonized survey data example from Afrobarometer (see tutorial

In our tutorial series, we are going to harmonize the following questionnaire items from five Eurobarometer harmonized survey files. The Eurobarometer survey files are harmonized across countries, but they are only partially harmonized in time.

All data must be downloaded from the GESIS Data Archive in Cologne. We are not affiliated with GESIS and you must read and accept their terms to use the data.

Eurobarometer 80.2 (2013)

GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5877 Data file Version 2.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12792

QA1a Which of the following do you consider to be the single most serious problem facing the world as a whole? (single choice)

QA1b Which others do you consider to be serious problems? (multiple choice)

QA2 And how serious a problem do you think climate change is at this moment? Please use a scale from 1 to 10, with '1' meaning it is "not at all a serious problem (scale 1-10)

QA4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and jobs in the EU (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QA4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU could benefit the EU economically (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QA5 Have you personally taken any action to fight climate change over the past six months? (binary)

Eurobarometer 83.4 (2015)

European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6595 Data file Version 3.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13146

Eurobarometer 87.1 (2017)

European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication, COMM.A.1 ‘Strategic Communication’; European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6861 Data file Version 1.2.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12922

QC1a Which of the following do you consider to be the single most serious problem facing the world as a whole? (single choice)

QC1b Which others do you consider to be serious problems? (multiple choice)

QC2 And how serious a problem do you think climate change is at this moment? Please use a scale from 1 to 10, with '1' meaning it is "not at all a serious problem (scale 1-10)

Qc4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and jobs in the EU (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

Qc4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Promoting EU expertise in new clean technologies to countries outside the EU can benefit the EU economically (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

Qc4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU can benefit the EU economically (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

Qc4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU can increase the security of EU energy supplies (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

Qc4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - More public financial support should be given to the transition to clean energies even if it means subsidies to fossil fuels should be reduced. (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

Qc5 Have you personally taken any action to fight climate change over the past six months? (binary)

Eurobarometer 90.2 (2018)

European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication, COMM.A.3 ‘Media Monitoring and Eurobarometer’ GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7488 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13289

QB5 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and jobs in the EU (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB5 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Promoting EU expertise in new clean technologies to countries outside the EU can benefit the EU economically (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB5 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU can benefit the EU economically (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB5 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU can increase the security of EU energy supplies (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB5 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - More public financial support should be given to the transition to clean energies even if it means subsidies to fossil fuels should be reduced. (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

Eurobarometer 91.3 (2019)

European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication, COMM.A.3 ‘Media Monitoring and Eurobarometer’ GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7572 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13372

QB4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Taking action on climate change will lead to innovation that will make EU companies more competitive (N) (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Promoting EU expertise in new clean technologies to countries outside the EU can benefit the EU economically (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Reducing fossil fuel imports from outside the EU can benefit the EU economically (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB4 To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change can have positive outcomes for citizens in the EU (agreement-disagreement 4-scale)

QB5 Have you personally taken any action to fight climate change over the past six months? (binary)

References

European Commission, Brussels. 2017. “Eurobarometer 80.2 (2013).” GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5877 Data file Version 2.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12792. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12792.

———. 2018. “Eurobarometer 83.4 (2015).” GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6595 Data file Version 3.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13146. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13146.

———. 2019a. “Eurobarometer 90.2 (2018).” GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7488 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13289. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13289.

———. 2019b. “Eurobarometer 91.3 (2019).” GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7572 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13372. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13372.

Daniel Antal
Daniel Antal
Co-founder

My research interests include reproducible social science, economics and finance.